General Event Information


Make plans now to attend the great Midwest ski areas get-together.

2018 MSAA Summer Meetings & Trade Show Related image
Boyne Highlands, MI
August 19-22


Our yearly gathering is unique as it provides superb educational opportunities designed specifically for Midwest ski areas. This event is the best chance you’ll have to meet up with friends and colleagues and to get updates in our field from innovative ski area operators and suppliers. We encourage you to bring your whole team and help them become more professional and efficient. Your area will definitely benefit from the variety of sessions this meeting offers.


What departments should attend? To name a few:
> lift maintenance                 > lift operations               > slope maintenance
> risk management               > human resources        > marketing
> ski school                             > rental shop                   > general management


Session Highlights

Expanded Lift Maintenance Program
Come early and make the most of your time.  MSAA is offering special lift focused presentations starting on Sunday, August 19, at 1 pm.  Topics include: Tower & Sheave Assemblies, B-77 Updated, Lift Electrical and Hands-On Rigging Skills. 

Earn PSIA-AASI Continuing Education Credits
In conjunction with PSIA-AASI Central Division, MSAA will be offering several sessions specifically designed to motivate and inspire snowsports school leaders.  Geared towards ski and ride school managers, trainers, supervisors, and administrative personnel, these classes are designed to challenge resort paradigms, and engage a new generation of snowsports instructors and students. Bring your questions, your challenges, and your success stories, and leave with fresh ideas and new connections to attain your snowsports school goals in the coming season. Participants in the following three sessions will earn 2 PSIA-AASI CEUs per class: Creating Connections & Building Your Business: The Power of Why, Train-the-Training-Director and Guest Service & Front Line Management: Staying True to the Vision.

Click on the links below for additional information:

General Information

> Schedule-at a-Glance

> Highlights & Activities

> Arrival Day Lift Maintenance Sessions

> Session Grid

> Session Details (Descriptions)
> Lodging & Meal Information


Registration Information

Ski Area
> Ski Area Registration Form

> Trade Show (Supplier) Information
> Sponsor Information


Please contact the MSAA office directly for additional conference information.

(651) 436-5955